Toddler dies after being hit by car in Qld driveway

A toddler has died after being hit by a car in the driveway of a Whitsunday’s home yesterday afternoon.

The 18-month-old boy is believed to have been playing near the gutter of his Cannonvale home around 3.00pm when he was struck by a car reversing out of the driveway.

The vehicle containing two men left the scene, unaware that they had hit the child, but returned a short time later.


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The driver, a 35-year-old Cannonvale man, is assisting police with inquiries.

The toddler was taken to the Proserpine Hospital in a critical condition but died a short time later.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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